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The EvoLLLution® is an online publication by and for those who understand the issues facing higher education best. We publish articles and interviews by professionals across the postsecondary education space sharing their insights and opinions on what the future holds for the industry.

Individuals everywhere are retooling, reorganizing and rethinking their digital transformation. However, for years, the true innovators in postsecondary education have been working independently; siloed and unable to share challenges and best practices with one another.

With over 60,000 monthly visitors, The EvoLLLution has become the go-to source for opinions and information on higher education, including non-traditional formats. What makes us unique is that we do not have a staff of reporters or writers. Instead, we work with over 2500 content contributors who are driving digital transformation within their institution—college deans, state system presidents, working adults, hiring managers, government officials and everyone in-between. Our contributors write their own articles, so information on The EvoLLLution is always unfiltered and straight from the people who understand higher education best.

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The Fundamental Shift in Higher Education




Once in a lifetime

Push education


Educational achievement

Single institution credit recognition

Knowledge for knowledge sake


Cohort of one

Lifelong learning

Just-in-time learning

Career outcomes

Lifetime experience

Universal outcome acceptance

Knowledge for employability


Sponsored by Modern Campus

Modern Campus founded The EvoLLLution as a means of bringing together the individuals responsible for the ideas and innovation that is transforming higher education.

Modern Campus empowers 1,700+ higher education institutions to attract, engage, and retain learners for life with software solutions that enable a modern student experience. 
The Modern Campus learner-to-earner lifecycle platform powers solutions for web content management, catalog and curriculum management, student engagement, career pathways, and non-traditional student management. The result: innovative institutions engage their modern learners for life, while providing modern administrators with the tools needed to streamline workflows and drive high efficiency.  
Learn how Modern Campus is leading the learner-to-earner movement at


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Our Mission

To unite the lifelong learning community to provoke ideas, re-imagine education, inspire collaboration and create action to lead the transformative change in higher education.

Our Guiding Principles

  • The traditional higher education model does not meet the needs of today’s society, meaning we must rethink its identity.
  • For better or worse, competition and commoditization are key contributors to the changing higher education landscape.
  • Technology is central to change at all levels of higher education.
  • Many of the most forward-thinking innovations and ideas in higher education have — and will continue to — come from divisions that serve non-traditional students.
  • Successful higher education management hinges on efficient business practices.
  • We use the term ‘non-traditional’ because it is widely understood. However, we hesitate to define this group by what they are not because ‘non-traditional’ practices and policies embody the future of higher ed.
  • All of our content comes from individuals active in the higher education field because the people on the ground are the people who know best.
  • While The EvoLLLution has a distinct perspective, we know that a well-rounded discussion needs numerous viewpoints. Therefore, we strive to provide a supportive platform for contributors to share their stories, opinions and experiences.